IDing mystery plants?

IDing mystery plants?

Hello everyone! I've always loved the beauty of nature, but am just now getting into the action myself. We've got a couple of mystery plants growing in the yard (I wonder how many poison ivy posts began with that, lol), and was wondering if any of you keen eyes might spare a second to help identify them for ol' brown thumbs here. :) Any help is appreciated. 01) My grandmother is convinced this is a weed. Originally I was hoping for a plant, but she's swaying me to her side. Looks kind of interesting, either way. Photobucket 02) We've got a few of these. Probably 10" tall, 6" wide. A day after I took this shot, the head began blooming into tiny, blue flowers. Photobucket Thanks for looking!
i definately dont heart my room.

i definately dont heart my room.

City flowers

City flowers

Take that clay soil!

Take that clay soil!

strange worms

strange worms

Greetings from Your Friends at This Old House

Greetings from Your Friends at This Old House

My third season– and I still have plenty of questions, so this is kinda long..

My third season– and I still have plenty of questions, so this is kinda long..